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Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 - Day 3

Celebrating rotary power and the golden era during the final hours of TAS

Rodrez
Jan 14, 2019
Photographer: David Ishikawa

It's been three days, the final hours upon the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show and beyond the outstanding display of vehicles and booths, the most notable takeaway from this year's show is the sheer number of visitors.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 vented fd3s fender Photo 2/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Vented Fd3s Fender

TAS is always busy, especially on the last day, but this year, it seemed all three days were absolutely packed. The same can be said for SEMA 2018, back in November, and we're hopeful that it's simply a sign of a market poised for even more business with more interested parties which, in turn, means more parts development, technological progression and parts availability.

Being that this is the last part of our overall coverage from the show, if you're an RX-7 or rotary fan, we've saved the best for last. Always a staple at TAS, the FD3S crowd certainly delivered.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 blitz gtr Photo 3/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Blitz Gtr

We have a few more articles based on specific cars that warranted a quick video edit which will roll out over the next week. Until then, enjoy the day 3 gallery from TAS!

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 mkiv supra Photo 4/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Mkiv Supra

The new era is upon is, solidified by Toyota's long lead to release an all-new generation Supra. For better or worse, it's set to finally debut this week while you struggle to wrap your head around a Supra without a left pedal in its cabin.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 solid and joker supra Photo 5/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Solid And Joker Supra
Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 varis supra Photo 6/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Varis Supra

For longtime Supra fans, however, the MkIV will forever represent the name most proudly and Varis' Hurtling Solid and Joker brand offers one of the more recent aero kits for the '90s hero, seen here on TE37SAGA. We took a deeper dive into the aero last year

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 rx7 Photo 7/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Rx7

Along with the Skyline and Supra expectations held by TAS showgoers, Mazda's legendary RX-7, especially in FD3S trim, always makes a strong showing at the annual affair.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 fd3s rx7s Photo 8/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Fd3s Rx7s

This duo from RS Pantera featured matching paint and the version in the distance is fitted with a naturally aspirated 3-Rotor while the one closest is powered by a twin turbo 13B. Both are immaculate.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 re amemiya rx7 Photo 9/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Re Amemiya Rx7
Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 glasspit rx7 Photo 10/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Glasspit Rx7

This RE Amemiya X-Response7 build appeared last year at TAS and still managed to draw plenty of eyes. Its widebody, said to be inspired by Super GT cars, adds 50mm of width with strategic vents and body creases throughout.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 white re amemiya fd Photo 11/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 White Re Amemiya Fd
Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 fd3s re amemiya booth Photo 12/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Fd3s Re Amemiya Booth

White paint and black aero additions offer definitive contrast to the body of this RE creation that sits on Enkei RS50RR and is motivated by 3-rotor, 20B power.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 re amemiya rx7 Photo 13/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Re Amemiya Rx7

Another RE Amemiya car using the same aero and wheel combo, but this time slathered in bright green paint.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 rx8 Photo 14/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Rx8

The RX-8 isn't nearly as popular as its older brother but didn't stop Leg Sport from bringing their demo car to display. Well known as being an absolute handling monster, it features WedsSport wheels, Leg Motor Sport widened aero, rear wing, vented hood and their front bumper with lower body carbon splitters.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 rotary engine Photo 15/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Rotary Engine
Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 rotary delivery truck Photo 16/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Rotary Delivery Truck

13B power is used to help this delivery vehicle get the job done.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 car modify wonder s14 Photo 17/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Car Modify Wonder S14

A few years ago, while in Japan, we paid a visit to Car Modify Wonder, to check out the shop, a little behind the scenes, and get a closer look at their S13 (seen in the background) This year it was joined by this S14, in matching red with their aero lineup attached.

Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 itasha gt car Photo 27/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Itasha Gt Car
Tokyo auto salon 2019 day 3 liberty walk 86 Photo 37/46   |   Tokyo Auto Salon 2019 Day 3 Liberty Walk 86
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